2008 Northern Illinois University Football Roster
Coaches  |  Alphabetical  |  Numerical 


Alphabetical
NONAMEPOSHTWTYearHometown/High School/Last College
50Eddie AdamskiC6-3280RS JRKildeer, IL/Carmel
13Evans AdonisWR6-0190RS SRMiami, FL/Southwest
9Josh AllenLB6-0215SRNorth Chicago, IL/North Chicago
21Justin AndersonTB6-0225RS JRChicago, IL/Steinmetz
49Anthony AntonacciFB6-1240RS JRNaperville, IL/Neuqua Valley
88Brandon BealTE6-3250RS SRSt. Louis, MO/Vianney
96Bryan BecknerTE6-4260RS SOBourbonnais, IL/Bishop McNamara
56Brandon BiceDE6-4250RS JRMcCook, IL/Lyons Township
44Darnell BoldingLB6-2215RS SOWashington, DC/Bowie/Coffeyville C.C.
60Jon BrostOT6-6300RS SRMaple Grove, MN/Maple Grove
8Me'co BrownRB5-7180FRMoss Point, MS/Moss Point
52Phil BrownLB6-0220RS JRChicago, IL/Morgan Park
4David BryantDB5-10205RS JRSt. Louis, MO/Ladue Horton Watkins
36Chase CarterDB6-0175SRWichita, KS/Wichita Heights/Coffeyville C.C.
20Montell ClantonTB5-9195RS SRRockford, IL/Guilford
10Willie ClarkWR6-1190RS FRRoselle, IL/Lake Park
84Tyler ClaseyWR6-1190RS SOChampaign, IL/Centennial
54Jake CoffmanDE6-5245RS SOGerman Valley, IL/Forreston
93Adam ColemanDT6-3245FRBettendorf, IA/Bettendorf
46Maurice CoonDE6-1250FRLakeland, FL/George Jenkins
80Landon CoxWR6-3215SOCalumet City, IL/Thornton Fractional North
22Ricky CriderTB5-9190RS SOEvansville, IN/Reitz
45Jason CruikshankDE6-3220RS SOElk Grove, IL/Elk Grove
83Reed CunninghamTE6-5245RS JRCambria, WI/Pardeeville
23Kiaree DanielsDB5-10190SOKissimmee, FL/Osceola/Highland J.C.
7Britt DavisWR6-3205RS SRBroadview, IL/Riverside-Brookfield
8Tommy DavisWR5-11190FREast St. Louis, IL/Althoff Catholic
18Andy DittbennerP6-2205SRBloomington, IL/Normal University
86Dan EdemTE6-2210FRApple Valley, MN/Eastview
51Larry EnglishDE6-3255RS SRAurora, IL/Marmion Academy
47Connor FlahiveFB6-0240RS SONiles, IL/Notre Dame
32Jeff FontanaFS6-0205RS JRLibertyville, IL/Libertyville
33Patrick GeorgeDB5-11190SOChicago, IL/Gordon Tech
3DeMarcus GradyQB6-1200RS FRGrand Rapids, MI/East Grand Rapids
43T.J. GriffinLB6-0230RS SRCarol Stream, IL/Wheaton North
26Cory HansonLB6-2225RS JRMinneapoiis, MN/DeLaSalle
12Chandler HarnishQB6-2210RS FRBluffton, IN/Norwell
66Tony HolmesOT6-6330RS JRWoodbury, MN/Senior
94John HopkinsDL6-4240SOSt. Louis, MO/Oakville
5Kordero HunterDB6-0170FRChicago, IL/Hillcrest/Eisenhower
41Steve IvanisevicK5-11195JRDarien, IL/Hinsdale South/Joliet JC
90Ed JacksonDE6-3285RS SOBelleville, IL/Cahokia
40Victor JacquesFB6-1210FRMiami, Fla./Christopher Columbus
30James JefferiesCB5-9180RS SOChicago, IL/Mount Carmel
35Nick KamenjarinLB5-11200RS SOChicago, IL/New Prairie
78Dan KellerOG6-6295RS SRRacine, WI/St. Catherines
74Adam KielOL6-5290RS FRWentzville, MO/St. Dominic
31Tyler KnightDB5-11195RS SOPark Ridge, IL/Maine South
58Mike KrauseDL6-4270RS SOGermantown, WI/Germantown
22John KremerDB5-10180RS SOOswego, IL/Oswego
42Connor KrischFB6-0220FRPlainfield, IL/Joliet Catholic
48Mike KritikosLB6-3220RS JRAddison, IL/Addison Trail
69Alex KrutschDT6-3265RS SRSchaumburg, IL/Schaumburg
37Alex KubeLB6-0220RS SOCary, IL/Cary-Grove
57Zach LarsenLB6-2225RS JRNorthfield, MN/Northfield
92Brian LawsonDL6-3260FRPark Forest, IL/Rich East
45Mike LepperFB6-1230RS SOOak Lawn, IL/Richards
11Marcus LewisWR6-3210JRGurnee, IL/Warren
97Jack MarksTE6-6240RS FROrland Park, IL/Marist
33Pat McAvoyFB6-1215RS FRCary, IL/St. Viator
53Tim McCarthyLB6-1230RS SRNeenah, WI/Neenah
7Rashaan MelvinDB6-2170FRWaukegan, IL/Waukegan
15Ryan MorrisQB6-3200RS JRCarol Stream, IL/West Chicago
6Ryan NeirP6-3205FRRoscoe, IL/Hononegah
89Ron NewcombDL6-3235RS FRWheatfield, IN/Chicago Mt. Carmel
19Dan NicholsonQB6-3190RS SRChicago, IL/Brother Rice
62Trevor OlsonOL6-6290RS FRRichfield, MN/Richfield
65Jason OnyebuaguOL6-2305JRIndianapolis, IN/Warren Central
68Keith OtisOL6-4295RS FRChicago, IL/Hubbard
55Nolan OwenDS5-10210SOCanyon Lake, CA/Temescal Canyon
81Nathan PalmerWR5-11185RS FRElkhart, IN/Central
20Ricardo PattonDB6-2185RS SOBoulder, CO/Boulder/Morehouse
72Joe PawlakOL6-5285RS FRGrayslake, IL/Grayslake
70Logan PegramOL6-3310FRSilver Lake, KS/Silver Lake
5Marcus PerezWR6-0180RS SRElkhart, IN/Central
98D.J. PirkleDL6-0270SOFrankfort, IL/Lincoln Way East
46David PrattDB6-1205RS JRMacomb, IL/Macomb
95Sean Progar-JacksonDE6-3250FRGlenview, IL/Glenbrook South
24Bradley PruittDB6-1200SRChicago, IL/Hyde Park
2Melvin RiceCB5-11195SRChicago, IL/Morgan Park
14Brandon RogersQB6-2205FRBroken Arrow, OK/Tulsa Union
99Craig RuschDT6-4265RS SRHilbert, WI/Hilbert
63Kevin SabockLB6-2210FRSycamore, IL/Sycamore
16Mike SalernoK/P5-11165RS JROrland Park, IL/Sandburg/Winona State
87Jason ScheplerTE6-3255FRSycamore, IL/Sycamore
9Matt SchifflerTB5-10205RS JRLaGrange Park, IL/Nazareth Academy
29Pat SchillerLB6-2225RS FRGeneva, IL/Geneva
85Matt SimonWR6-2210RS SRFarmington, MN/Farmington
34Kyle SkarbFB6-2220SOHawthorn Woods, IL/Lake Zurich
59Kevin SkatrudOG6-7315RS JRBrodhead, WI/Brodhead-Juda
35Alan SmithRB5-10200RS FRNaperville, Ill./Neuqua Valley
38Mike SobolSS6-0195RS SOPevely, MO/Herculaneum
28Chad SpannRB5-9195SOIndianapolis, IN/North Central
39Justin StewartFS6-1195RS SOO'Fallon, IL/Township
61Panan TenseOG6-4300RS SOHillside, IL/Fenwick
16Boone ThorgesenS6-0185RS FRElburn, IL/Kaneland
42John TranchitellaLB6-1230JRAddison, IL/Driscoll
17Greg TurnerWR6-0195SRGlendale Heights, IL/Driscoll
6Jody Van LaanenS6-0190FRGreen Bay, WI/Ashwaubenon
1Ron WalkerWR6-1175FRMarrero, LA/Archbishop Shaw
71Scott WedigeOL6-4285RS FRElkhorn, WI/Elkhorn Area
64Jake WertzOT6-5305RS JRPrairie View, IL/Lincolnshire Stevenson
82Preston WilliamsWR5-11180RS JRUrbana, IL/Urbana
27Spencer WilliamsonSS6-4205RS JRElkhart, IN/Central
25Tracy WilsonDB6-2200RS FRHarvey, IL/St. Francis DeSales

Coaches

Jerry Kill - Head Coach
Tracy Claeys - Defensive Coordinator
Matt Limegrover - Offensive Coordinator/Offensive Line
Brian Anderson - Assistant Coach/Tight Ends
P.J. Fleck - Assistant Coach/Wide Receivers/Recruiting Coordinator
Tom Matukewicz - Assistant Coach/Linebackers
Jeff Phelps - Assistant Coach/Defensive Line
Pat Poore - Assistant Coach/Quarterbacks
Rob Reeves - Assistant Coach/Running Backs
Jay Sawvel - Assistant Coach/Defensive Backs and Special Teams
Brad Brachear - Graduate Assistant - Defense
Nate Griffin - Graduate Assistant - Video
Brandon Staley - Graduate Assistant - Recruiting/Operations
Marc Webel - Graduate Assistant - Offense
Adam Clark - Director of Football Operations
Eric Klein - Sports Performance

Numerical
NONAMEPOSHTWTYearHometown/High School/Last College
1Ron WalkerWR6-1175FRMarrero, LA/Archbishop Shaw
2Melvin RiceCB5-11195SRChicago, IL/Morgan Park
3DeMarcus GradyQB6-1200RS FRGrand Rapids, MI/East Grand Rapids
4David BryantDB5-10205RS JRSt. Louis, MO/Ladue Horton Watkins
5Kordero HunterDB6-0170FRChicago, IL/Hillcrest/Eisenhower
5Marcus PerezWR6-0180RS SRElkhart, IN/Central
6Jody Van LaanenS6-0190FRGreen Bay, WI/Ashwaubenon
6Ryan NeirP6-3205FRRoscoe, IL/Hononegah
7Britt DavisWR6-3205RS SRBroadview, IL/Riverside-Brookfield
7Rashaan MelvinDB6-2170FRWaukegan, IL/Waukegan
8Me'co BrownRB5-7180FRMoss Point, MS/Moss Point
8Tommy DavisWR5-11190FREast St. Louis, IL/Althoff Catholic
9Matt SchifflerTB5-10205RS JRLaGrange Park, IL/Nazareth Academy
9Josh AllenLB6-0215SRNorth Chicago, IL/North Chicago
10Willie ClarkWR6-1190RS FRRoselle, IL/Lake Park
11Marcus LewisWR6-3210JRGurnee, IL/Warren
12Chandler HarnishQB6-2210RS FRBluffton, IN/Norwell
13Evans AdonisWR6-0190RS SRMiami, FL/Southwest
14Brandon RogersQB6-2205FRBroken Arrow, OK/Tulsa Union
15Ryan MorrisQB6-3200RS JRCarol Stream, IL/West Chicago
16Boone ThorgesenS6-0185RS FRElburn, IL/Kaneland
16Mike SalernoK/P5-11165RS JROrland Park, IL/Sandburg/Winona State
17Greg TurnerWR6-0195SRGlendale Heights, IL/Driscoll
18Andy DittbennerP6-2205SRBloomington, IL/Normal University
19Dan NicholsonQB6-3190RS SRChicago, IL/Brother Rice
20Montell ClantonTB5-9195RS SRRockford, IL/Guilford
20Ricardo PattonDB6-2185RS SOBoulder, CO/Boulder/Morehouse
21Justin AndersonTB6-0225RS JRChicago, IL/Steinmetz
22John KremerDB5-10180RS SOOswego, IL/Oswego
22Ricky CriderTB5-9190RS SOEvansville, IN/Reitz
23Kiaree DanielsDB5-10190SOKissimmee, FL/Osceola/Highland J.C.
24Bradley PruittDB6-1200SRChicago, IL/Hyde Park
25Tracy WilsonDB6-2200RS FRHarvey, IL/St. Francis DeSales
26Cory HansonLB6-2225RS JRMinneapoiis, MN/DeLaSalle
27Spencer WilliamsonSS6-4205RS JRElkhart, IN/Central
28Chad SpannRB5-9195SOIndianapolis, IN/North Central
29Pat SchillerLB6-2225RS FRGeneva, IL/Geneva
30James JefferiesCB5-9180RS SOChicago, IL/Mount Carmel
31Tyler KnightDB5-11195RS SOPark Ridge, IL/Maine South
32Jeff FontanaFS6-0205RS JRLibertyville, IL/Libertyville
33Pat McAvoyFB6-1215RS FRCary, IL/St. Viator
33Patrick GeorgeDB5-11190SOChicago, IL/Gordon Tech
34Kyle SkarbFB6-2220SOHawthorn Woods, IL/Lake Zurich
35Nick KamenjarinLB5-11200RS SOChicago, IL/New Prairie
35Alan SmithRB5-10200RS FRNaperville, Ill./Neuqua Valley
36Chase CarterDB6-0175SRWichita, KS/Wichita Heights/Coffeyville C.C.
37Alex KubeLB6-0220RS SOCary, IL/Cary-Grove
38Mike SobolSS6-0195RS SOPevely, MO/Herculaneum
39Justin StewartFS6-1195RS SOO'Fallon, IL/Township
40Victor JacquesFB6-1210FRMiami, Fla./Christopher Columbus
41Steve IvanisevicK5-11195JRDarien, IL/Hinsdale South/Joliet JC
42John TranchitellaLB6-1230JRAddison, IL/Driscoll
42Connor KrischFB6-0220FRPlainfield, IL/Joliet Catholic
43T.J. GriffinLB6-0230RS SRCarol Stream, IL/Wheaton North
44Darnell BoldingLB6-2215RS SOWashington, DC/Bowie/Coffeyville C.C.
45Jason CruikshankDE6-3220RS SOElk Grove, IL/Elk Grove
45Mike LepperFB6-1230RS SOOak Lawn, IL/Richards
46David PrattDB6-1205RS JRMacomb, IL/Macomb
46Maurice CoonDE6-1250FRLakeland, FL/George Jenkins
47Connor FlahiveFB6-0240RS SONiles, IL/Notre Dame
48Mike KritikosLB6-3220RS JRAddison, IL/Addison Trail
49Anthony AntonacciFB6-1240RS JRNaperville, IL/Neuqua Valley
50Eddie AdamskiC6-3280RS JRKildeer, IL/Carmel
51Larry EnglishDE6-3255RS SRAurora, IL/Marmion Academy
52Phil BrownLB6-0220RS JRChicago, IL/Morgan Park
53Tim McCarthyLB6-1230RS SRNeenah, WI/Neenah
54Jake CoffmanDE6-5245RS SOGerman Valley, IL/Forreston
55Nolan OwenDS5-10210SOCanyon Lake, CA/Temescal Canyon
56Brandon BiceDE6-4250RS JRMcCook, IL/Lyons Township
57Zach LarsenLB6-2225RS JRNorthfield, MN/Northfield
58Mike KrauseDL6-4270RS SOGermantown, WI/Germantown
59Kevin SkatrudOG6-7315RS JRBrodhead, WI/Brodhead-Juda
60Jon BrostOT6-6300RS SRMaple Grove, MN/Maple Grove
61Panan TenseOG6-4300RS SOHillside, IL/Fenwick
62Trevor OlsonOL6-6290RS FRRichfield, MN/Richfield
63Kevin SabockLB6-2210FRSycamore, IL/Sycamore
64Jake WertzOT6-5305RS JRPrairie View, IL/Lincolnshire Stevenson
65Jason OnyebuaguOL6-2305JRIndianapolis, IN/Warren Central
66Tony HolmesOT6-6330RS JRWoodbury, MN/Senior
68Keith OtisOL6-4295RS FRChicago, IL/Hubbard
69Alex KrutschDT6-3265RS SRSchaumburg, IL/Schaumburg
70Logan PegramOL6-3310FRSilver Lake, KS/Silver Lake
71Scott WedigeOL6-4285RS FRElkhorn, WI/Elkhorn Area
72Joe PawlakOL6-5285RS FRGrayslake, IL/Grayslake
74Adam KielOL6-5290RS FRWentzville, MO/St. Dominic
78Dan KellerOG6-6295RS SRRacine, WI/St. Catherines
80Landon CoxWR6-3215SOCalumet City, IL/Thornton Fractional North
81Nathan PalmerWR5-11185RS FRElkhart, IN/Central
82Preston WilliamsWR5-11180RS JRUrbana, IL/Urbana
83Reed CunninghamTE6-5245RS JRCambria, WI/Pardeeville
84Tyler ClaseyWR6-1190RS SOChampaign, IL/Centennial
85Matt SimonWR6-2210RS SRFarmington, MN/Farmington
86Dan EdemTE6-2210FRApple Valley, MN/Eastview
87Jason ScheplerTE6-3255FRSycamore, IL/Sycamore
88Brandon BealTE6-3250RS SRSt. Louis, MO/Vianney
89Ron NewcombDL6-3235RS FRWheatfield, IN/Chicago Mt. Carmel
90Ed JacksonDE6-3285RS SOBelleville, IL/Cahokia
92Brian LawsonDL6-3260FRPark Forest, IL/Rich East
93Adam ColemanDT6-3245FRBettendorf, IA/Bettendorf
94John HopkinsDL6-4240SOSt. Louis, MO/Oakville
95Sean Progar-JacksonDE6-3250FRGlenview, IL/Glenbrook South
96Bryan BecknerTE6-4260RS SOBourbonnais, IL/Bishop McNamara
97Jack MarksTE6-6240RS FROrland Park, IL/Marist
98D.J. PirkleDL6-0270SOFrankfort, IL/Lincoln Way East
99Craig RuschDT6-4265RS SRHilbert, WI/Hilbert

Coaches

Jerry Kill - Head Coach
Tracy Claeys - Defensive Coordinator
Matt Limegrover - Offensive Coordinator/Offensive Line
Brian Anderson - Assistant Coach/Tight Ends
P.J. Fleck - Assistant Coach/Wide Receivers/Recruiting Coordinator
Tom Matukewicz - Assistant Coach/Linebackers
Jeff Phelps - Assistant Coach/Defensive Line
Pat Poore - Assistant Coach/Quarterbacks
Rob Reeves - Assistant Coach/Running Backs
Jay Sawvel - Assistant Coach/Defensive Backs and Special Teams
Brad Brachear - Graduate Assistant - Defense
Nate Griffin - Graduate Assistant - Video
Brandon Staley - Graduate Assistant - Recruiting/Operations
Marc Webel - Graduate Assistant - Offense
Adam Clark - Director of Football Operations
Eric Klein - Sports Performance
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